Hey Everyone! Thanks for not forgetting about us during our hiatus. We had a busy month and we’ve got a bunch of episodes coming up. Today we’ve got part 1 of my interview with Christina P. Day.
I felt my chat with her was more of a learning experience, or a class, in how to live like an artist. In talking with her it became apparent that she's done a lot of self-reflection about her identity as an artist and the work she creates. We talk about the definition of Crafts, differences between Art and Design, encouraging young artists, how grad school shapes an artist's growth, and much more. There was so much more we broke it up into two parts!
*** Christina P. Day: Dead Ringers ending April 29th at Philadelphia Sculpture Gym ***
Here are some links to the places mentioned during our talk:
Rair - a nonprofit organization that builds awareness about sustainability issues through art and design. (Taken from their site.)
Philadelphia Sculpture Gym - PSG gallery, which is dedicated to showcasing sculpture in all of its many forms, features monthly exhibitions and provides exhibition opportunities for both emerging and established artists. (Taken from their site.)
The gallery is only one part of PSG. Here's the other part: The Philadelphia Sculpture Gym is a community studio that operates like a gym membership. A monthly membership grants members access to a wood shop, metal shop, small metals shop, forging area, and a mold making and casting area. We offer classes in various processes from welding and woodworking...and everything in between! (Also taken from their site.)
Education! University of the Arts
You say Cranberries, I say Cranbroids: Cranbrook
And the artist herself: Christina P. Day
Thanks to freemusicarchive.org for creating a space where we can find musicians like the two artists featured in this episode.
Intro: Thoughtful by Lee Rosevere
Outro: Repetition by David Szesztay
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Producer: Louise ORourke